or maybe it is, so many love poems keep appearing in the blogs. Love poems are some of the hardest poems to write, or so claimed W. H. Auden. Here are a few classics that have inspired poets and lovers over the years:

A few suggestions: use concrete, specific images to show your feelings; avoid sing-song "roses are red" type rhyming; try to say something fresh and new that gives readers a new insight or even a laugh.

 

And check out the following topics:

Poem #12: Get Deductive

Deductive thinking moves from general principles to specific instances. Often, as in a thesis/support essay, prose writers make a general claim and then use specific details and examples to illustrate and back up their point.

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Our best poems . . .

are authentic.

They come from a place inside of us that is real.  They are spoken in our own voices and touch on matters that genuinely concern us.

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A Sense of Form

A poem's form is partly visual: its look on the page. George Herbert's "Easter Wings" is an example of striking visual form, as is e. e. cummings' "r-p-o-p-h-e-s-s-a-g-r." But visual form also works in less obvious ways. The lean, spare look of most Emily Dickinson poems complements her terse style, while the long, sweeping lines of Walt Whitman accentuate his bold, expansive message.

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